Formula 3 in Budapest: the report

Qualifying The Formula 3 started their qualifying in dry conditions. Richard Verschoor and Liam Lawson both used three sets of new tyres during the qualifying after the saved one new set from the practice session. Both drivers went out on track to set a fast lap time. Liam Lawson finished his first run as 8th fastest, and Richard Verschoor was 21st in his first run. Simo Laaksonen decided to go out later on track and completed his first run with the 8th fastest lap time of that moment. Most drivers started to enter the pitlane for a new set of tyres, but Richard and Liam did the opposite and went straight out on new tyres to avoid the traffic. Liam...

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Formula 2 in Budapest: King deep in the points

Qualifying The qualifying took place in rainy conditions with full wet tyres. It started straight away with a red flag after Mazepin span in his out lap. The time got stopped with 27 minutes and 56 seconds to go, but it got cleared up very quickly. Jordan King was 6th fastest in his first push lap with a lap time of 1:54.514 while Mahaveer Raghunathan was 19th at that moment. It kept raining slowly, but the track improved each lap, and so did the lap times. Jordan improved his time and ended up being 7th before he entered the pitlane for new rain tyres. Both drivers went out again on track with 9 minutes to go. Jordan improved some of...

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Formula 3: Podium for Liam Lawson

Qualifying The weather stayed dry after a little bit of rain in the morning. All the cars went straight out on track when the lights went on green. Richard Verschoor was 12th fastest after his first push lap, Liam Lawson was 18th and Simo Laaksonen 24th. Liam and Simo went straight back in the pitlane for a new set of tyres after their first push lap. Richard continued with a cool down lap and went for a second push lap on his first set of tyres. This made him 15th fastest at that time. Simo and Liam both went out on track again with a new set of tyres while the rest of the field were still finishing their first...

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Formula 2 Silverstone: King of MP in theTop Ten

Qualifying The track and weather condition was dry during the qualifying. All drivers got as usual two sets of new tyres to qualify on. Jordan King ended in his first run 15th with a lap time of 1:39.666 and Mahaveer Raghunathan finished his early run 17th. Jordan went into the pitlane with 19 minutes to go. He was as well one of the first drivers that went with new tyres back on track again. While everybody was changing their tyres, Jordan was starting his push lap. His lap time was 1:39.225 what made him 10th fastest. His second push on his second set improved in the first sector but not enough overall. Jordan ended the qualifying 12th while Mahaveer Raghunathan...

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Formula 3 Red Bull Ring: summer weekend of MP Motorsport

Qualifying The softest compound that Formula 3 got this weekend was the soft tyres with the red colour. Liam Lawson was 16th fastest when he completed his first push lap, Richard Verschoor 21st and Simo Laaksonen was 20th fastest. After their cooldown lap to let the tyres recover and to avoid traffic they went again back up to speed for improving their lap time. Simo Laaksonen did much better this time he was 7th fastest, Verschoor 13th and Lawson 15th. The quickest lap time during the first run was for Armstrong with a time of 1:19.866. The second run on a new set of tyres got disturbed by a red flag caused by Logan Sargeant after he got launched off...

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Formula 2 at Red Bull Ring: King 8° and 7° with pole in race 2

Spielberg was the 6th Formula 2 event. Jordan King and Patricio O’ward were behind the steering wheel this weekend. It was the first time for Patricio O’ward in a Formula 2 car and the circuit Red Bull Ring was new for him as well. A big challenge, but a great one to learn from it. Qualifying Team’s had to deal with the super soft compound tyres during the qualifying. The air temperature was still 30 degrees when the qualifying started at 16:55, and for Patricio O’ward it was going to be his second outing ever in the Formula 2 car. Jordan King was 15th fastest when he completed his first push lap followed by Patricio O’ward (16th). Jordan managed to...

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MP Motorsport picks Patricio O’Ward as F2 replacement driver for Red-Bull-Ring

Patricio O’Ward is MP Motorsport’s surprise choice as its stand-in driver for this weekend’s FIA Formula 2 round at the Red-Bull-Ring. The Mexican Red Bull junior will sub for Mahaveer Ragunathan   O’Ward is the reigning Indy Lights champion and made his IndyCar debut with Carlin this season. The 20-year-old from Monterey who joined the Red Bull Junior programme earlier this year is now called up to join Jordan King in MP Motorsport’s Formula 2 line-up for the Red-Bull-Ring. “I’m really excited to come over to Europe to try my hand at Formula 2”, said O’Ward. “I’m thankful to MP Motorsport and the Red Bull Junior programme for allowing me this opportunity, and the Red-Bull-Ring is a great track for...

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Formula 2 Paul Ricard : Point for Jordan King

Qualifying started straight away with a red flag. Alesi got in a collision with Deletraz in the out lap at the start of the qualifying. Jordan King was 12th fastest after his first flying lap with a time of 1:45.664. Mahaveer Raghunathan was 16th at that moment. Jordan’s second push lap was faster but not enough to keep his 12th position. Mahaveer and Jordan went both into the pitlane to collect a new set of tyres after their time and grip ran out during the first run. All drivers were improving on their new set of tyres sector by sector, but the red flag went out another time during the push lap of Jordan and Mahaveer. The clock got stopped...

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Formula 3 Paul Ricard : good results for MP Motorsport’s drivers

Formula 2 already had some race weekends completed. For Formula 3 this was only the second race weekend of the season. It was a warm and challenging start of the weekend, but it ended positively for some of the drivers. Qualifying For each driver, there were two sets of new tyres and two opportunities to make a fast lap time. Richard Verschoor was 15th after the first run, Simo Laaksonen 23rd and Liam Lawson finished his first run 24th. All driver went in the pitlane for a new set of tyres. The second run is the most important one because the track keeps improving and so the lap times as well. However, Richard Verschoor was only able to finish the...

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Formula 2: Markelov of MP Motosport always at points in Monaco

Monaco is a small circuit, and there is not much space to claim and give other drivers enough room to get a clean qualifying lap. For this reason, the organisation decided to split up the field in two groups of 10 drivers. A group of even start numbers and a group of uneven start numbers. Mahaveer Raghunathan had to start with his group the qualifying at 13:20 local time. Most drivers went out on a used set of tyres to get a feel of the track conditions before they went on a new set of super softs. All drivers had only 15 minutes to place a lap time, so there was only time enough for one set of new tyres....

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